Hosted email: Google Apps

Moving your business into the cloud can be a scary prospect, but for those who have done it, we will never look back.  Summit and sister company Zuba fully embraced the benefits of the cloud back in 2010.  We have also helped other to do the same!

We chose, I must admit after some deliberation, back in 2010 to ditch the Microsoft Server, abandon Microsoft Outlook and to migrate everything over to Google Apps.  The decision once we had actually decided on the technology was easy.

  • Why wouldn't you want to have all of your email in the cloud, accessible from anywhere in the world at any time?
  • Why wouldn't you want to be able to share documents and collaborate on their creation with colleagues across mutliple locations?
  • Why wouldn't you want to get rid of the risk of your server crashing, backups not being complete?

The list of easily answered questions goes on and indeed internally we have found that the benefits are endless.

In Summit we have an endless archive are really quickly searchable email, we can manage and share emails as well as give access to other colleagues when we are on holiday.  All really easily and without any complicated permissions...

In Zuba we are able to benefit not only from the shared email, calendar views, but most valuably with shared documents.  All the suppliers schedules are added to, modified by the whole team in one single place.  The document can be shared (but not edited) by the suppliers themselves and everyone knows what is going on.  There are no more multiple excel spredsheets which go out of date and paper in the office is kept to an absolute minimum...

This has to be the way forward for all small and medium sized companies.  The costs are low and the benefits are huge.

Contact us to talk about how we can help you to migrate your business into the cloud, and put the barriers of off-line traditional systems behind you.

More on Google Apps:
Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps you and your team connect and get work done from anywhere on any device. It's simple to setup, use and manage, allowing you to work smarter and focus on what really matters.

It now (at the time of writing) has over 5 million business using the system.

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